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Guest Picks: 19 Ideas for Nautical-Theme Kids' Rooms

I am currently working on the redesign of my three-year-old kid’s bedroom. I think I’ve depended on a nautical theme, but I also need to make certain the room can grow together with him and be applicable ten years from now. Below are my top 20 picks for a seafaring-inspired boy room which will age gracefully! — Emma in The Marion House Novel


Seablanket by Vik Prjonsdottir – CAD 440

Using its dance anchors in royal blue, this blanket by Vik Prjonsdottir is whimsical and charming. It is a perfect statement piece.

Design Within Reach

Deck Light | Design Within Reach – $425

This brass dock lighting has roots back to the shipyards of 19th century London. It’d definitely bring a marine sense to a boy’s bedroom and would look great on the wall beside a twin bed.

Three Potato Four

Classic Plaid Wool Blanket No.4 – $152

I am thinking of working with this red, blue and white vintage plaid wool blanket in my son’s bed. The color scheme is perfect for a nautical-themed room.

West Elm

Stripe Sheet Set, White/Dusty Navy – $59

Nautical striped sheets in navy and white are the perfect complement to a plaid throw.

Three Potato Four

Whimsey Folk Art Anchor And Chain Carving – $250

This anchor and string carving would make a great accessory. It is carved from 1 piece of wood!


Vintage Ship Print 7 Nautical Sail Boat Sea From Hindsvik – $12

This vintage boat print is excellent for an adventure-loving boy area — superbly illustrated!


Silk Aviator Map Cushion From Atelier688 – $250

These map cushionsare created from original Cold War silk aviator maps, would be perfect as accents on a bed or seat.


Japanese Glass Fishing Floats Original Nets By GlassFloatJunkie

The story behind those original found Japanese glass fishing floats is so intimate. They traveled the ocean currents for many years until a beachcomber discovered them at Alaska. What a fantastic story to tell a little boy!

Three Potato Four

Wire Egg Baskets – $45

I love the redblue and yellow shade of those wire baskets. They would make great toy storage.


Pliant Rope Handle – $12

I am thinking of finding a secondhand dresser and substituting the knobs using these pliant jute rope handles. They will immediately make the piece more seaworthy!

West Elm

Seagrass Basket, Oversized – $129

I enjoy using baskets to stow toys away. They are easy to use and look great. This sea grass version would add texture to a nautical-themed room.

West Elm

Star Garland – $12

This burlap star garland includes a beachy feel and could work nicely in the area. Maybe behind his bed or more than his window framework?


Akari Light Sculptures – $130

I’ve wanted one of those iconic Noguchi paper lanterns for a little while now. This is one of these bits you’ll always find a place for on your house and that will last the test of time.

The Rug Loft

New Dhurry

This white and blue flat woven carpet with jaunty stripes would be great underfoot!

ABC Carpet & Home

Baxter Table/Stool, Small – $1,495

This chopped weathered wood stool could function as a little seat or table. Its tough texture and diverse layout echo faraway lands.

Dash & Albert Rug Company

Blue Awning Stripe Woven Cotton Throw – $74

Toss this blue awning stripe throw at the end of a bed or over a seat for a nautical appearance.


Signal Flag Décor, W Flag – $11

These nautical signal flags could make a fantastic wall decoration. Hang one or 2 of them onto the wall or string a whole group of them together just like a bunting.


Curtain Tie backs Light Brown Rope Nautical By AlaskaRugCompany – $40

These curtain tie-backs would pop some navy or red linen drapes.

Three Potato Four

Folk Art Large-Scale Model Rowboat – $450

I am not certain when we have the room for this particular piece, but it’s something which may be hung from the ceiling of the room. I love all the layers of accumulated paint.

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